Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Whose Bed Is It Anyway?, or How Celebrity isn't All it's Cracked Up to Be

“You’re wearing my T-shirt.”
Returning home after a daring rescue mission, all James Wolfe can think of is sleep. So he’s furious to find a beautiful stranger curled up in his king-size bed! Normally no woman ever gets between his sheets without prior invitation – who does she think she is?
Disgraced celebrity Caitlin Moore has been offered a place to stay and she won’t give it up – not with the paparazzi outside, baying for her blood! Reluctantly she agrees to share the apartment with James – but, with enough electricity to short-circuit the whole of Manhattan, keeping to their own sides of the bed might prove impossible…
As has been previously acknowledged, I’ve a bit of a thing for literary men who have returned from war zones.  They can be reporters (see Joss Wood’s If You Can’t Stand the Heat) and they can ex-military (see Aimee Carson’s The Unexpected Wedding Guest) – I veritably melt at the mere thought of it.
I blame Sean Bean as Sharpe really.  *swoon*

So when James Wolfe – a man who spends his time rescuing children in war zones – comes home to find a woman in his bed, I couldn’t help but wish myself in Caitlin’s place.  There is, however, a reason why he spends so much time abroad and their attraction gets place firmly in the ‘dalliance’ category at first because of this.
It’s also nice to see a female character who is less interested in being a celebrity, and far more interested in developing her own creative business idea.  As I’ve highlighted before, one of the main reasons why #ModernTempted’s my favourite Mills & Boon imprint is because its heroines are smart– they’ve got careers and they’ve no intention of sponging off anyone!  Natalie Anderson extends this idea, having Caitlin shy away from the spotlight due to the negative impact it had on her as a child.  In the consumer-heavy society that we have today, I felt that Anderson’s portrayal of an ex-celebrity went a long way to helping us understand the pressures that fame can bring.
An extra shout-out for the awesomeness of this title.  As a massive Whose Line is it Anyway fan, I adored the little nod.
On starting the book...

And on finishing the book - note the tension...

Mills & Boon Boy 7:
Mark (aka The Cool One)

Reaction to Photograph Request:
A startling amount of enthusiasm and thought went into his poses; Mark clearly relished the M&B boy role and has promised to brandish Mills & Boon books on public transport in the name of all M&B boys if required.

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